Many Massachusetts growers and food entrepreneurs have interest to start their own business by adding value to farm products or starting a specialty food business. The Department offers consumer information and resources to those looking to start their own company, improve marketing plans, or attend trade events to showcase products.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources partnered with the New England Extension Food Safety Consortium to produce a gateway website featuring information and resources for the specialty food business. Information includes starting a food business, business and marketing, product development, federal and state regulations, and training and education.
The Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association (MSFA) member products are featured exclusively in four new Taste of Massachusetts gourmet gift baskets offered by Pemberton Farms.